City Year is proud to partner with Widener University, an innovative metropolitan university that combines academic quality with career preparation and a commitment to community service, offering a $5,000 Presidential Service Corps / Bonner Leader Program scholarship plus a Segal Education Award match.
Widener University offers City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff
A $5,000 Presidential Service Corps / Bonner Leader Program Scholarship will be awarded to all admitted City Year applicants for a full-time undergraduate program.
Widener University will also match the Eli Segal Education Award for a maximum of two years, dollar for dollar, up to $5,350.
Scholarships are awarded to City Year AmeriCorps members and alums who complete at least one term of service and City Year staff employed for at least two years.
Applicants will be considered for additional merit-based awards depending on their academic strength.
All full-time undergraduate programs in the following schools and colleges are eligible for the scholarship and Education Award match:
- College of Arts and Sciences
- College of Health and Human Services
- Exploratory Studies: undecided pathway
- School of Business
- School of Engineering
- School of Nursing
There is no application fee.
Why City Year loves Widener University
Widener University is known for investing in the personal and professional success of every student—undergraduates and graduates, adults and lifelong learners. A comprehensive doctorate-granting university, Widener offers more than 60 programs leading to associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. A short train ride from Center City, Philadelphia, Widener’s safe and welcoming campus serves as a launchpad for an ambitious, hardworking community of students. One-on-one career guidance helps students land prestigious co-ops and internships, and faculty mentors open doors for breakthrough research. These experiences set Widener students apart in the marketplace.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Once you complete the application process (including submission of all required documents), you will typically be notified within two weeks.
To identify your City Year affiliation
Please self-identify your City Year affiliation on your résumé and/or essay.
To apply for the scholarship
To be considered for the scholarship, please contact the undergraduate admissions office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (888) 943-3637 and state your City Year affiliation and reference our partnership.
To contact the admissions office
Please contact Anastasia Korbal, admissions counselor, at 610-499-4125 or email@example.com with any questions.
Please note that all admissions and scholarship decisions are made by the educational institution. AmeriCorps members, alums and staff interested in these scholarships must complete the full application process for the institution. Please pay close attention to deadlines and consider beginning work on your applications early in the year.